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Football Academy 

As part of the Sports College vision for Emerson Park Academy one of the key foci is to support our most able students. The Football Academy was the most obvious place to start at Emerson Park, due to the recent successes that we have had in football at local, regional and national levels. 

The Football Academy has two sections, Junior Yrs. 7&8 and Senior Yrs. 9&10, which both focus on; developing the individuals performance, football fitness, understanding of diet & nutrition, tactics, strategies and leadership and education on the attributes necessary to be a professional sports person. 

The coaching sessions take place both within curriculum time and the extra-curricular programme after school and are led by the Chelsea FC Foundation Coaching Team, who work in partnership with Emerson Park Academy. 

Students have opportunity to trial at the start of each year to win a place in either the Junior or Senior section. Players are selected based on ability and attitude along with them being able to demonstrate good levels of behaviour and attendance at Emerson Park. 

Students who are of a high enough standard are encouraged/sign posted to represent Havering & Essex teams as well as being recommended to professional clubs; depending on the level of the player.

Players also have opportunity to experience; Excellence Days at Chelsea Football Club training ground at Cobham, complimentary tickets to Chelsea FC games, when available, and termly matches against Chelsea FC Advanced Squads & other professional squads in the local area; Senior Academy players all follow the Football Leadership Award (JFLA) as part of their programme.